1966 Mag: Build NE-2 Neon Bulb Computer - scan available

jpero at sympatico.ca jpero at sympatico.ca
Sun Jul 29 05:55:50 CDT 2007


> > I was puzzled at a 2 bulb bathroom (typical kind), one was slightly
> > dimmer than other and flickering like mad. (my eye can see 30hz
> > driving me nuts)  So I tool bulb out to check.  aha the stick on
> > diode disc.  Yanked it.  SOLVED.
> 
> Um, you have the frequencies halved.  Normal incandescent light flicker
> is 120Hz; with a diode, 60Hz.  (100 and 50 for 50Hz power, of course.)
 
> /~\ The ASCII				der Mouse

Thanks!  What's the reason the frequency is measured as 60hz while 
the "flicker" or blink rate is doubled that?   The measured 60hz is 
one cycle while the flicker include the two peaks in one cycle?

Cheers, Wizard 



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